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Diet

In the wild, more than 90% of its diet consists of bamboo. It also feeds herbs, roots, fruits, larvae, mice, lizards, fledglings and eggs.

Lifespan

Up to 15 years in the wild.

Reproduction

Female and male reach sexual maturity around the age of 18-20 months. Mating can occur between January and March. The gestation period is between 114 and 145 days. The female gives birth to one to four cubs, rarely five.

Predators

In addition to human, leopards, snow leopards and yellow-throated martens.